Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Laugh At Who I Am

I sing to myself
The world is my dream
And I am happy with my own nonsense-

I am old now
I need not climb mountains
But I never was able to anyway-

The world is a big place
Bigger than me and my mind
I don’t mind if it doesn’t understand me-

Let me go singing to my grave
This I pray to God
Let me at least have that
That I not be a terrible burden to those I love
That I not die in incoherence-

But that I go singing quietly
With Gratitude to God and so many good people
For all the Blessings and Love
I have had in my life.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Laugh At Who I Am by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]